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Lawmakers: Don't Gauge Artificial Intelligence By What You See In The Movies

Elon Musk and others have warned that AI poses a risk to civilization. Two House members say they have doubts about those warnings, but they say it's time for the government to pay more attention.

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Lawmakers: Don't Gauge Artificial Intelligence By What You See In The Movies

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Lawmakers: Don't Gauge Artificial Intelligence By What You See In The Movies

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In 'Manhattan Beach,' Jennifer Egan Dives Deep Into WWII New York City

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